Simply Stylist NY 2014

I had the pleasure of attending Simply Stylist NY this past Saturday. The event was held at the gorgeous Park Central Hotel.


Simply Stylist NY— a tri-city Fashion and Beauty Conference teamed up with Marie Claire to put together a conference with the best tastemakers, celebrities and industry experts in New York city. The conference was jam-packed with great networking opportunities; brand experiences by Keaton Row, derma e, Priv, Bed Head, TMG, Katherine Cosmetics, Dittos, Rack it Up, Harper Hallam, Crossroads Trading co., Pulse Laser & Skincare Center, Spots NYC and many more.

Catt Sadler of E! News hosted the Fashion and Beauty Panel.


The day started off with a Key Note speaker: Jaime Chung



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Jamie Chung spoke about her love for social media, food and photography although she admitted she doesn’t like to be the one taking the pictures. She jokingly said if you want to keep your relationship, don’t let your spouse take your photos; confessing that her fiancé gets annoyed at her pickiness with photos.

Next we got to hear from a panel of experts:

Elenor Mak – Keaton Row

Jennifer Norman – derma e

Tanya Klick – Entrepreneur

Jessica Minkoff – Marie Claire

This was one of my favorite panels of the day. It was so inspiring to hear how these ladies climbed their way to the top through a lot of hard-work and dedication. One thing that stuck with me was when Tanya Klick of Entrepreneur said “Think like an editor & network with a plan.”

The next panel was filled with some fabulous bloggers:




All of these ladies have had so much success in the blogging word and are inspirations to many up and comers.  I loved when they talked about their “I Made It” moments.

We also got to hear from some great stylist!



The main Key Note speaker was none other than Mr. Joe Zee.



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He spoke about how he got into the fashion world and the various magazines he worked with. He is currently the Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer of Yahoo Style. He pointed out that you can get so influenced by what others are doing it starts to impact who you are. His response to that is to shut people out and do your thing! I love that.

“Everyday is a hustle, if it’s not – you’re not working hard enough.” -Joe Zee

I also had the opportunity to briefly sit down with the founder of Simply Stylist, Sarah Boyd.


She got into details about how she got her foot in the door and what influenced her to start Simply Stylist. She basically wanted to create a platform within the beauty & fashion industry where people could connect and network. The Simply Stylist conferences started out in 2009 and take place in 3 cities – NYC, LA & Chicago. She also said that her monthly workshops will be expanding to NYC in 2015.

Some other quotes from the panels that really stuck with me came from the Stylists:

“It’s never going to hurt you to go up to someone” – Madison Guest

“If you’re really passionate about something and follow it, you will be successful” – Justin Anderson

Here are a few snap shots from the day:







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Over all it was a fun and informative day. I got to meet so many new people and connect with other bloggers and designers that I normally wouldn’t have the chance to. Listening to all the panels really gets you motivated to take things to the next level and get your creative side going.

Make sure to visit the Simply Stylist website to stay updated on when the conference will be in your area.

Maite Perroni + Glam Belleza Latina

La Gata star and telenovela veteran Maite Perroni shares the scoop on her character’s signature hairdo with Glam Belleza Latina’s contributing editor, Kika Rocha, in the 2014 fall issue, out now.


Maite on the process behind getting Esmeralda’s hair on La Gata

“It is a big and wild mane at the beginning, but at the end my look is much more sophisticated. For the wild look, the hairstylist braids my hair, then flatirons each braid before undoing it. My puffy hair adds drama to my character, but my hair suffers a lot!”


Maite on how she keeps her hair shiny…

My hair goes through so much during taping, but I really take care of it. When you’re good to your hair, it shows. I try to wash it every day, and I use hydrating masks. On set, I insist on using products that protect my hair from heat styling.”


Maite on her natural beauty tips

My grandmother taught me a great trick of using tomato, or jitomate, as a mask. I mash it up and apply it all over my hair and scalp. I like to leave it on for a few hours when I’m spending a lazy weekend at home or even overnight. The jitomate really nourishes every strand and gives it super shine.”


Maite on her makeup routine…

“[My] makeup always starts with lots of mascara. I don’t wear heavy makeup when I’m not working, but I never leave home without my sunblock, a light foundation, pink blush, and a natural gloss. I also like bronzers for a bit of shimmer. That’s my everyday look. If I’m going to a party or event, I wear red lipstick.” 

Cara Delevingne + My Burberry

On October 21st British Model, Cara Delevingne, was at Sephora in New York City’s Meatpacking District to celebrate the launch of Burberry,’s My Burberry fragrance, where customers had the opportunity to meet and be photographed with her, as the face of the My Burberry campaign. 

MMS only: Sephora + Burberry Cara Delevingne Personal Appearance

MMS only: Sephora + Burberry Cara Delevingne Personal Appearance



Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base – Nude Radiance No.01-$48
Burberry Sheer Concealer – $40
Burberry Light Glow – Rose Blush No.03 – $42
NEW Burberry Sheer Nude Powder – Porcelain No.11 – $45


Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow – Dark Sable No.23 – $29
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow – Gold Trench No.04 – $29
NEW Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner – Pale Grape No.04 – $29
NEW Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner – Jet Black No.01 – $29
NEW Buberry Bold Lash Mascara – $29
NEW Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer – Sepia No.02 – $33


Burberry Lip Definer – Rosewood No.07 – $30
Buberry Lip Cover – Delicate Rose No.22 – $33

All products available now at

Gabriela Isler + Glam Belleza Latina

Venezuelan beauty Gabriela Isler provides a behind-the-scenes look at her busy schedule as Miss Universe in Glam Belleza Latina’s 2014 fall issue, out now.


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Check out quotes from Isler’s interview below and visit or pick up the fall issue to read the full story:

Isler on her big win:

I got goose bumps—I couldn’t believe it.”


Isler on her ideal day:

“To see my mom and niece. The people who love and support you [recharge] you for the next day.”


Isler on her great wish:

“I work with the Latino Commission on AIDS and other organizations to help decrease the stigma of HIV.”


Isler on her fresh makeup:

“MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation in C2 isn’t heavy, so you can still see my freckles.”


Isler on her travel M.O.:

“I’ve been to Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, and all over the U.S. I learn something new from every culture.”